Vacancy Notice No: TANKS/VN/19/001
Position Title: Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV)
Position No: 10028285
Duty Station: Kasulu, Tanzania
Issue Date: 08 January 2019
Closing Date: 22 January 2019
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) reports to the Protection
Officer. Depending on the size and structure of the Office, the
incumbent may have supervisory responsibility for protection staff
responsible in SGBV. He/she provides functional protection guidance to
information management and programme staff; and monitors protection
(SGBV) standards, operational procedures and practices in protection
delivery in line with international standards under his/her
responsibilities in Nyarugusu camp.
The Assistant Protection Officer (SGBV) is expected to: coordinate
quality, timely and effective protection (SGBV) responses to the needs
of populations of concern; and identify opportunities to mainstream
protection methodologies and integrate protection safeguards in
operational responses in all sectors. He/she contributes to designing a
comprehensive protection strategy and represents the organization
externally on protection doctrine and policy as guided by the supervisor.
He/she also ensures that persons of concern are involved with the Office
in making decisions that affect them, whether in accessing their rights
or in identifying appropriate solutions to their problems. To achieve
this, the incumbent will need to build and maintain effective interfaces
with communities of concern, local authorities and protection and
The incumbent undertakes regular missions in refugee camps and
spontaneous occupied areas as such functions are undertaken through
direct support to the camps.
The incumbent maintains contacts within and outside the duty station, as
well as with partners in the same duty stations to collect information,
monitor the activities and implement the administrative requirements.
UNHCR programme is provided with technical information to guide
environmental impact mitigation programming.
Transitional solutions (alternative source of cooking fuel, green
energy use etc.) are explored and included in UNHCR programming.
A. Assist the office to conduct regular monitoring, needs/gaps and
capacity assessments on SGBV in close coordination with any on-going
joint/common assessments being conducted during all phases of
B. Assist to integrate SGBV prevention and response in humanitarian
action plans and into national systems with a focus on ensuring
continuity and sustainability;
C. Assist in the development of an SGBV strategy and programs in
partnership with protection and programme leads in the country
operation as part of the overall protection strategy, with
particular emphasis on linkages with child protection and education
but ensuring the strategy and programs reflect engagement of all
sectors in mitigation, prevention and response;
D. Participate the planning and monitoring for multi-sectoral SGBV
programming using the Results Framework and Focus in close
collaboration with Programme and different sectors.
E. Establish/strengthen and assist in SGBV coordination mechanisms and
represent in inter-agency;
F. Assist in establishing and/or strengthen strategic and innovative
partnerships for SGBV both with community-based, local, national,
and international organizations, with a focus on ensuring continuity
Provide support in mapping existing services to address SGBV in the
various affected areas, including identifying community capacities and
structures for potential partnership;
Assist in strengthen a core referral mechanism for response services
through consultative development of basic Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) and an SGBV strategy that is entrenched in the
comprehensive emergency protection framework;
Support in Identification processes of potential partners and
coordinate with Programme and Protection sections to integrate SGBV
risk mitigation, prevention and response programming in sub-agreements;
Participate in monitor SGBV programs implemented by UNHCR and
partners (both implementing and operational) and adjust programming
Support the integration of SGBV risk mitigation, prevention and
response into the role of UNHCR staff across all sectors;
Support to ensure that addressing SGBV includes measures for
protection from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in compliance
with UNHCR’s code of conduct;
Perform other duties as required.
i/ Enforce local compliance with UNHCR’s global protection policies and
standards related to mitigation, prevention and response to SGBV.
ii/ Prepare multi-sectoral action plans in consultation with partners
that follow the overal strategy on SGBV prevention and response.
iii/ Lead and/or represent UNHCR in inter-agency fora related to the
prevention of and response to SGBV.
iv/ The participation of persons of concern is assured through
continuous assessment and evaluation using participatory, rights and
community based approaches.
v/ SGBV data collection.
Essential & Desirable Minimum requirements:
Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in International Law,
Human Rights, International Development, International Relations,
Anthropology, Social work, Gender studies, Political or Social
Science or other clearly related disciplines.
i/ Minimum 2 years of previous work experience relevant to the
function. Graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s) or Doctorate
degree (equivalent of a PhD) may also be accepted.
ii/ Strong experience in interacting with and building partnerships and
synergies with UN agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations.
iii/ Excellent knowledge of English, Kiswahili and working knowledge of
another UN language.
Desirable Qualifications and Competencies:
Diverse field experience desirable.
Good IT skills including database management skils.
Completion of the Protection Learning Programme, RSD- Resettlement
Interested candidates should express their interest by completing the
Personal History Form and the Supplementary form if needed in full. Please
quote the Vacancy Notice Number and Position title.
Due to the volume of applications only short listed candidates will be
Qualified female and candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Expression of Interest for the position should be sent by email to:
Head of Field Office
UNHCR Field Office